Ms. Jennison’s practice focuses on environmental, land use, water resources, sustainability, administrative and real estate law.
Areas of Practice
Represents government entities and private sector clients in all aspects of state and federal environmental resource permitting, state water use and wastewater permitting, mitigation banking and endangered species matters. This representation includes advising clients through all phases of local, state and federal approval processes from the application through the defense and prosecution of any administrative, local or federal challenges that may ensue.
Represents public and private clients with matters before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the various Florida water management districts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies.
Assists in strategy development and securing grant funding for projects and programs (over $3.8 million secured).
Represents special districts, municipalities, counties and private landowners on environmental, water resource, land use, growth management/comprehensive planning, climate change/energy, development, funding and environmental resource issues including implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and other restoration projects.
Represents Tribal entities on various water resource, wetlands, and land use and zoning issues, including development and permitting of mixed use development.
Represents public and private clients in all aspects of real estate, including drafting and analysis of easements, deeds, covenants and restrictions, and special assets evaluation from an environmental permitting perspective.
Represents clients in real estate negotiations, transactions and related matters and disputes.
Held the position of Senior Legal Research Assistant for the South Florida Water Management District for 13 years.
Publications and Presentations
Real Estate Case Summaries, ActionLine, 2015
The City of West Palm Beach, Florida: Managing a Sustainable Paradise, Smart Growth and Green Buildings Committee Newsletter, 2015
Water Elements: A Significant Part of EPA’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, American Water Works Association Journal, 2014
Water Supply: New Directions in Florida Law, American Planning Association Florida Conference, 2009
Two Tribes Embrace Green Development for Off-Reservation Projects, American Bar Association Natural Resources and Environment, 2009
The Economic Stimulus Package and What it Means to Florida, Environmental and Land Use Law Section Hot Topics Conference, 2009
Conflicts of Interest: Real or Perceived, Environmental and Land Use Law Section Hot Topics Conference, 2008
EPA and Corps Wetland Mitigation Regulations, The Florida Specifier, 2007
Endangered Species Act Implementation Issues: News From the Southeast Region, CLE International Endangered Species Act Conference, 2005
Professional, Civic and Community Involvement
The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Development and Land Use Committee, Chair; Fellow, 2014-2016
The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Past CLE Co-Chair
The Palm Beach County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law Committee, Member
Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2008
The American Heart Association, Lawyers Have Heart Committee
The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Board Member (2015-2018)
Friends of the Gale Academy of Environmental Science and Technology, Forest Hill High School, Board Member and Past President
Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Member
National Association of Realtors, Member
Florida Association of Realtors, Member
Awards and Recognitions
Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine Top Lawyer in Real Estate Law, 2021-2020
Recipient of the 2017 Environmental Tree Award for outstanding love, dedication and commitment to environmental education